Manchester United (20 PTS) vs. Sheffield United (1 PTS)
Thursday, December 17th at 3:00 PM (Bramall Lane)
The Line: Sheffield United +600 / Manchester United -225 -- Over/Under:2.5 Goals Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Sheffield United and Manchester United face off on Thursday in an English Premier League showdown at Bramall Lane.
Sheffield United has had a terrible season and coming into this game they have only picked up one point on the season which puts them in 20th place in the standings. Sheffield United is a low scoring team and that has been what has really hurt them. In the last game against Southampton, they gave up three goals and that led to the loss. Sheffield United only had 31 percent of the possession and in this game, they are going to need to find a way to control the ball more. Sheffield only had three shots in the last game and neither of them were on target. It’s not going to get any easier in this game, but to have success, Sheffield United needs to have the ball in their possession. If they have less than 40 percent of the possession, this game is probably going to be ugly again.
On the other side of this matchup is Manchester United who sits in 9th place in the Premier League standings with 20 points. Manchester United has been super inconsistent this year but their defense was strong in their last game. In that last game against Manchester City, the defense was strong giving up zero goals and that led to a draw with the game ending in a 0-0 tie. On the season, Manchester United is averaging 1.82 goals per game. Bruno Fernandez has been the best player for Manchester United and on the season he has put seven goals in the back of the net. In this game Manchester United needs to attack the terrible defense and try to make life tough on Sheffield United.
Manchester United is going to run up the score but I don’t trust them to win by a lot of goals. Look for Manchester United to score at least a couple of goals, and don’t be shocked if Sheffield United finds the back of the net too. Back the over.